The little Dutch boy has gone, but his spirit lives on in climate change strategies
Every American has probably heard of the little Dutch boy who saved his country by putting his finger in the dike, but they may not know how the Netherlands is coping with its latest threat: rising sea levels driven by global warming and dikes that may no longer be high enough.
2. PUBLIC OPINION:
Most Americans think climate change will harm other people -- poll
The United Nations' climate panel warned recently that global climate change is set to render "severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts" and 2014 will likely be the hottest year on record. Yet the majority of Americans think the worst climate impacts will happen in poorer, less-developed foreign nations, and not in the United States, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and the American Academy of Religion.